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Best Trophy in Cycling!

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ak-zaaf said:
This is the 'Toledo sword':
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Awesome. Do they forge a new one each time there is a stage there?
 
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It really depends on your focus. The Paris-Roubaix cobble best epitomizes the race. I think the trophyyou get with the maillot vert looks really cool and is fitting for a sprinter.

Honestly, A good picture taken during a champagne drenched celebration with my team would mean more to me than any trophy.

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Bag_O_Wallet said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Most Aggressive rider at TdF gets his body weight in cheese, and the Laterne Rouge at TdF gets a pig. Oh, what I would give to be both.
I have no idea about those two, but I do remember hearing that the winner of the Tour, aside from the afore pictured Obsidian Cup, gets his weight in champagne.
 
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Oh, in 2010's Paris-Nice the stage winners got a discount when renting a mobile home :D I'm sure Contador was delighted to hear that!
 
Ibanez said:
If you win a Vuelta stage in Toledo, you get a sword. Which is obviously pretty awesome.
I thought some race gave away a sword, but couldn't remember which. Anyone have a pic?

I'd take the Giro trophy, or the cobblestone. Both are unique, stunning in their own way.

While not a trophy, to be honest if I could have one prize for winning a bike race it would be an Olympic Gold medal. That would be the pinnacle to me. Maybe, just maybe over winning a Tour.

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ak-zaaf said:
In a TV show this week Eric Vanderaerden showed the cobble he got for winning Roubaix in '87. It was a small solid-gold cobble. He said he would have rather wanted a normal cobblestone because that looked so much cooler.


/Also have to love the meter long sausage you get when you win the mountainsprint on the Grossglockner.

This is the 'Toledo sword':
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Good job explaining it to Customs when you try and bring it back to your country at the airport :D
 
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L'arriviste said:
Millar's taking it pretty seriously in that photo, isn't he? It's not a light sabre, but it's certainly a nice addition to the mantelpiece back in Girona (and what a lovely city that is).

Maybe he is thinking about removing Wiggins head :D
 
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Bag_O_Wallet said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Most Aggressive rider at TdF gets his body weight in cheese, and the Laterne Rouge at TdF gets a pig. Oh, what I would give to be both.

AH! THE PIG!!!

I was trying to remember where 'bacon in the raw' was served!
Thanks!

But I think the best trophy would be your weight in cheese sculpted into the shape of a pig!
God...there would be so many riders fighting for the dull end of the peleton to get their mitts on that baby!

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Steel4Ever said:
AH! THE PIG!!!

I was trying to remember where 'bacon in the raw' was served!
Thanks!

But I think the best trophy would be your weight in cheese sculpted into the shape of a pig!
God...there would be so many riders fighting for the dull end of the peleton to get their mitts on that baby!

:D

I suspect that we would end up with the first ever Jewish Tour winner and Toto Commesso mugging the person who presents it at the awards ceremony!!!